HIIT: This is Next-Gen Training for Muay Thai


Guest post by Ashley Reign

If you want to cut weight, boost your metabolism, and build muscle, then incorporating HIIT style workouts into your Muay Thai training is a solid way to go.

In case you’re unfamiliar, HIIT (or High-Intensity Interval Training) involves mixing short bursts of intense, beastmode-level exercise with periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise.

HIIT is so effective that it’s a great way to get in a next-level workout even when you're short on time. Studies show that the average HIIT workout can have just as many (or more) health benefits as a moderately-intense workout that’s twice as long.

One of the best things about HIIT is that it's a style of training that can be applied to a wide variety of exercises. As a fighter, that means that you can reap all the benefits it has to offer simply by using it to practice your favorite moves and combos in a specific way.


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High Intensity Bodyweight Workout For Muay Thai

18-Minute Muay Thai Body Weight Workout You Can Do At Home

Perform this workout anywhere, even in the comfort of your own home. However, let’s be honest, it’s not going to be very comfortable.

But it can be fun! This is a workout that maximizes effectiveness and efficiency. High-intensity maximizes the amount of calories burned, and the exercises build and improve your fighting repertoire.

This is an 18-minute workout consisting of 3 sets of a circuit of 6 exercises. You will rest 1-2 minutes between circuits, and each exercise is a 45-second sprint followed by a 15-second rest before moving on to the next exercise. The whole workout looks like this:

  1. 1-2, 1-2 sprawl for 45 seconds
  2. Lunge-knee for 45 seconds
  3. High plank walk-out for 45 seconds
  4. Push-up knee (not to be confused with the spiderman push-up) for 45 seconds
  5. Dead-bug for 45 seconds
  6. Squat-knee for 45 seconds
  7. Rest for 1-2 minutes
  8. Repeat

Try and follow along with this bodyweight workout led...

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